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The AM (Armenia) Domain (RFC2053) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002604D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 4K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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E. Der-Danieliantz: AUTHOR


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Network Working Group E. Der-Danieliantz

Request for Comments: 2053 AM Network Information Center

Category: Informational October 1996

The AM (Armenia) Domain

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

The AM Domain

The AM Domain is an official Internet top-level domain of Armenia.

AM is the ISO-3166 2-letter country code for the Republic of Armenia

and thus the AM Domain is established as a top-level domain and

registered with the InterNIC the same way other country domains are.

Naming Structure

The AM Domain hierarchy is flat. This means that any organization may

be registered directly under the AM TLD. Example:

However, subdomains are allowed, such as ORG and MIL, as well as CO

and AC.

Please note that MIL.AM and GOV.AM domains are reserved by the

Ministry of Defense and The Government of Armenia, respectively.

Other domains may be reserved for appropriate organizations by

contacting AM Network Information Center at HOSTMASTER@AMNIC.NET.


There are two types of registrations (1) Delegation, where a branch

of the AM Domain is delegated to an organization running name servers

to support that branch; or (2) Direct Registration, in which the

information is put directly into the main database.

In Direct Registration there are two cases: (a) an IP-host (with an

IP address), and (b) non-IP host (for example, a UUCP host). Any

particular registration will involve any one of these three


The registration is performed by the AM Network Information Center,

national Internet registry of Armenia. For more information about AM

Network Information Center, please visit:


Anyone requesting to register a host in the AM Domain is sent a copy

of the "AM second-level domain registration template". It is

necessary to fill out this template and send via Internet e-mail to

HOSTMASTER@AMNIC.NET for consideration.

The AM Domain template, is similar to the InterNIC Domain template,

but it is not the same. To request a copy of the AM Domain template,

send a message to HOSTMASTER@AMNIC.NET.


[1] Stahl, M., "Domain Administrators Guide", RFC 1032, SRI

International, November 1987.

[2] Lottor, M., "Domain Administrators Operations Guide" RFC 1033,

SRI International, November 1987.